Cary Blake

Associate Editor, Western Farm Press

Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.

 Blake travelled West in 2003. Today he reports on production agriculture in Arizona and California. He also covers New Mexico and West Texas agriculture for Southwest Farm Press.

 Blake is a native Mississippian, graduate of Mississippi State University, and a former Christmas tree grower.

Posts by Cary Blake

in Farm Press Blog May 24, 2012

Domino’s Pizza decision based on science, not extremists

Science has proven that gestation sow stalls are the best way to protect and nurture pregnant sows near birthing. Allowing a sow ‘in the family way’....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 03, 2012

Don boxing gloves for California citrus vs. HLB fight

Most everyone in the western citrus industry has known the day would eventually arrive when Huanglongbing (HLB) disease would be found in California....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 01, 2012

Apple’s 'Siri' needs a digital update on agriculture

One of the most fun new digital “toys” on the market is the new Apple iPhone 4S cell phone. Television commercials on Apple’s latest telephone....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 24, 2012

Huanglongbing disease raps on Western citrus’ front door

While HLB is the worst citrus disease in the world, an informed Western citrus industry has prepared for the sudden rap on the front door by this....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 02, 2011

Government proposal jeopardizes rural life, work ethic

In my wonderful years growing up in Mississippi, my body was often a haven for scrapes and bruises. These temporary wounds were usually caused....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 11, 2011

CBD deserves its own Rubber Dodo Award

The Center for Biological Diversity, the out-of-whack environmental group based in Tucson, Ariz., will soon announce the winner of its annual....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 16, 2011

Western fruit and vegetable growers deserve culinary bow

It seems like yesterday but 33 years have passed since this green journalist right out of ‘Moo U’ (Mississippi State University) began....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 20, 2011

Mesa’s for-profit farming-baseball idea is a foul ball

Baseball fans from around the United States flock to the greater Phoenix area each spring to bask in sun-kissed warm weather at fancy resorts while....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 13, 2011

Firefighters gain ground against Arizona’s Wallow Fire

Firefighters place their lives on the line every single day along with police and other unsung heroes....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 07, 2011

Perfect storm ignites Arizona wildfire season

Over the years, tree huggers have successfully kept logging companies out of the Arizona woods. The best way to manage forests is through proper....More
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